[ leg-hawrn for 1-3; leg-ern, -hawrn for 4 ]
/ ˈlɛgˌhɔrn for 1-3; ˈlɛg ərn, -ˌhɔrn for 4 /
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English name of Livorno.
(lowercase) a fine, smooth, plaited straw.
(lowercase) a hat made of such straw, often having a broad, soft brim.
one of a Mediterranean breed of chickens that are prolific layers of white-shelled eggs.
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How to use Leghorn in a sentence
“They killed Foghorn Leghorn, right in front of his teammates,” says one historian.
Dreyfuss enthusiastically deploys the Foghorn Leghorn manner of the mid-19th century pre-microphone politician.David's Bookclub: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates|David Frum|December 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Her plain purple coat and wide Leghorn hat, with black ribbons, had the effect not of elegance, but of insignificance.
A pair of brown eyes were gravely fixed on her from under the shade of the Leghorn hat.
I don't blame the youngsters for getting off from Leghorn for two days over here in town when they can.
It was in Leghorn, where he was on board a yacht called the Lola, of which he represented himself as owner.
At Leghorn the ship lay for a month,—the first period of repose since she went into commission, a year and a half before.The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2)|A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
British Dictionary definitions for Leghorn (1 of 2)
/ (ˈlɛɡˌhɔːn) /
a type of Italian wheat straw that is woven into hats
any hat made from this straw when plaited
Word Origin for leghorn
C19: named after Leghorn (Livorno)
British Dictionary definitions for Leghorn (2 of 2)
(ˈlɛɡˌhɔːn) the English name for Livorno
(lɛˈɡɔːn) a breed of domestic fowl laying white eggs
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